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Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.

But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally.

A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL. With Clark on the run, it’s up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission.

With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.

Take another thrill ride with Jack Ryan.; Play the Jack Ryan Quiz Game to join the team at "The Campus". A passing grade gets you a free preview of the book, along with an interview with narrator Lou Diamond Phillips.
©2011 Tom Clancy (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Classic Tom Clancy!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I haven't read (listened) to a Tom Clancy book in years because of his work straying from hie early days. I took a chance and was not disappointed! Great fast paced story. Great story telling by Lou Diamond Phillips. I hope to hear another book he reads. Classic Tom Clancy with great details of a crazy area in the world.

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Another amazing one from Tom Clancy

Another amazing book from Tom Clancy. After listening to this one, I'm wishing that the next one will be out soon -- I won't spoil it but there's a cliff-hanger at the end that's leaving me wisihing the next one was already out. Definately a must-"read"

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Action packed tedium

What disappointed you about Locked On?

TMI !
too much information
too much repetition (are we morons with limited memory, or what?)
it was a major struggle to finish this

What do you think your next listen will be?

Charles Dickens without a doubt, you can keep this third rate action packed drivel.

Which character ??? as performed by Lou Diamond Phillips ??? was your favorite?

Lou Diamond Philips was an excellent narrator- the only thing that kept me with this until the miserable and inevitable end

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment, boredom, annoyance

Any additional comments?

I took this book to apply some light relief after a couple of Jo Nesbo books. Guess what ? for me now it is DIckens and then a couple more Nesbo real thrillers!

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  • Steve
  • SPRING, TX, United States
  • 02-07-12

Lou Diamond Phillips is an awesome narrator

Where does Locked On rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

2nd best Tom Clancy book I've listened too. Among all the audio books???? A Tom Clancy book is like watching an action movie, it doesn't make you any smarter, but it's enjoyable and a good diversion. Not to say I'm ashamed to be a fan, I'm not, I just can't compare his work to Mark Twain.

What did you like best about this story?

It was hard to stop listening. LDP is a great narrator, he makes the story come alive.

What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His accents, intonation, and style kept me interested. Some narrators can really be tedious and boring, but LDP seems enthusiastic and works hard to get the characters right. I will definitely listen to any Tom Clancy book he reads.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I really like the action in Tom Clancy's books, I'm not as big of a fan of the politics, but overall they're worth it and I will continue to listen especially with a great narrator.

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  • Steven
  • Berwick, Australia
  • 02-07-12

Ok if you like that type of thing

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

A commercial shoot-em-up thiller with a body count in the thousands and an f-bomb count to match. The highlight was the narration by Lou Diamond Phillips, which was superb.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney again?

No.

What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent narration

Was Locked On worth the listening time?

It will appeal to some people.

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Great narrator... story could be better

Any additional comments?

The narration was fabulous and on the whole the story was entertaining, with plenty of action sequences. However the plot line was a little bare and was fairly predictable. The characters got a little confusing in the middle and the ending seemed hastily thrown together compared to the earlier chapters.

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  • Clay
  • Warner Robins, GA, United States
  • 02-06-12

Clancy is "Locked On"

Would you listen to Locked On again? Why?

Probably not, at least in the near future. I might listen later

Would you be willing to try another book from Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney ? Why or why not?

Yes, I like Tom Clancy's books and this is the first time I have heard of Mark Greaney.

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Too right wing for me.

What disappointed you about Locked On?

The presidential debates make it seem that one must be right wing to be a patriotic man of action. It was at though Sarah Palin was the author.

What could Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Keep to what has been successful in their past books. Action against and triumph over our common enemies, not right wing rhetoric.

What about Lou Diamond Phillips???s performance did you like?

Clear deep voice.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I stopped listening after the presidential debate, wishing that I had not purchased this book.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Welcome back Tom Clancy...

An old style Clancy novel with all the can't put it down /can't turn it off thrills... Great story, great pace and the good guys win! Reading performance excellent.

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  • Sandra
  • DUNCAN, OK, United States
  • 01-30-12

Terrible performance speaks so fast I can't unders

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A better actor to narrate. Better develop characters. I can't understand narrator's words and he has no emotion in his speaking.

Has Locked On turned you off from other books in this genre?

Never buy anything narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips.

How could the performance have been better?

Please give us a better sample of the narration. I've read most of Tom Clancy's books and this one just doesn't measure up at all.

Did Locked On inspire you to do anything?

Check out narrator's past performance and sound.

Any additional comments?

I wasted almost $20.00 for a book I will never finish. I feel cheated!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful